RUTH A. MUSGRAVE, WhaleTimes Director: Ruth created WhaleTimes, Inc. in 1995 with a goal of connecting kids to the ocean. Today Ruth is still the driving force behind WhaleTimes’ creative team. In her usual unusual approach to science, WhaleTimes continues to achieve its goals of connecting kids with ocean animals, research, and the researchers while raising awareness of conservation issues through programs such as the important Save the Vaquita program, Virtual Research Missions, and the wildly popular Hagfish Day.
Musgrave is also an award-winning children’s nonfiction writer known for her entertaining and creative approach. Ruth is the author of 14 books, including MISSION SHARK RESCUE (National Geographic Children’s Books, 2016) and EVERYTHING SHARKS (National Geographic Children’s Books, 2011). Musgrave is also the contributing writer for National Geographic Little Kids Magazine and a frequent contributor to National Geographic Kids Magazine. (www.ruthamusgrave.com)
TAMARA FRANK, PhD: Tamara Frank is an active ocean researcher and a professor at NOVA Southeastern University. She’s originally a California girl. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Long Beach and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. When she’s not exploring the deep sea, Tammy lives happily in Florida with her two sweet pups, Taz and Tucker.
LYNDA MANN: Lynda Mann is the mother of three sons, grandmother to 3, and great grandmother to six. She is proud to be owned by two wonderful Pugs, Pughrey Bogart and Abbey. Lynda’s organizational skills have helped many companies thrive. She is the heart of the WhaleTimes creative team!
TERRY PIERCE: Terry Pierce is an award-winning author of twenty children’s books including MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN (Tilbury House, 2017). Terry was a Montessori teacher for twenty-two years. She earned her MFA in Writing for Children &Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In addition to writing full-time, Terry teaches children’s writing courses for the University of California Los Angeles Extension Writers’ Program. (https://terrypiercebooks.com/)